“The Wall” Chapter 15- Classic TV Toys: The Horrible Mummy


This guy to me is like the sleeping pill of toys. Original or Repro.

Considering the number of bad mummy/mommy puns that is most likely going to happen in this chapter, I offer my apologizes now dear reader. Perhaps one that wouldn’t slip out will be the phrase “I want my Mummy!” mainly because this one is perhaps the most lackluster of all of the Mego Mad Monster reproductions. And this time its not even Classic TV Toys’ fault. Let’s examine this rather dusty and drab dude that is so bland he blends in to “The Wall”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Point #1. What it is.

Classic TV Toys Mad Monsters The Horrible Mummy Reproduction.

Point #2. Where it came from.

Again I offer a big shout out to my man HULK who is the Mayor of Megoville.

Point #3. The Good.

Scary. Oh so scary. Like a puppy or a rainbow maybe.

Well, he’s 8 inches tall and is a fairly close approximation to the original Mego Mad Monsters Mummy. And that’s about it. I do have to say in the original design as done by Mego the costume was quite clever using silk screening and a few extra strands of fabric to achieve the “wrapped” effect. And CTVT’s did a fair job in recreating this simple and somewhat effective costume design.

I do like the way the costume was designed by Mego. Clever way to do the wrappings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Point #4. The Bad.

Again I point you to Chapter 7 for the issues that plague all of the CTVT’s monsters. As for this guy in particular nothing else really jumps out at you as a glaring flaw except maybe the cheap paint that appears to guarantee you a rubbed nose while in the package.

Yellow? Really? Isn't that the traditional color used to signify that someone is a coward? Just doesn't add any creep factor at all.

Point #5. Why I like it.

Oh no. A mummy. Aaaahhhh. I hope you can feel the sarcasm dear reader.

Honestly, the only redeeming qualities this former Pharaoh has would have to be that he is again a  good placeholder and with this fellow hanging out on “The Wall” he helps me complete the set. I’ve still got a couple other carded CTVT Monsters needed to round out the set but I haven’t found them cheap enough to purchase.

Point #6. Why you should or shouldn’t get one.

Why you should:

Rounding out the collection is about the only real reason I would recommend this one.

Why you shouldn’t:

See Chapter 7 and every other review of CTVT figures.

 

 

 

In Conclusion

This guy is just so boring to me. Even as a kid I never found mummies all that scary. To me they are actually the dullest of all mythical monsters/creatures. Wow it’s a long dead and rotting guy who is held together with dust and bandages. Again I say, Blah. Now if you happen to be a fan of mummies my words may seem a bit harsh but think about it? In almost all of the mummy movies that have ever been produced the creepiest aspect is to me always the mummies curse more so than the creature itself. Wow, talk about a lackluster review. I promise the next and final chapter in “The Wall” will be much more entertaining. But until then I’m going to go drink some coffee and wake back up so we can properly end “The Wall” on a high note.      Now, Go Play!.                   Jim 04-13-11

There, there lame and boring toy. It'll be okay. So long as your part of a collection I'll keep you. Plus it helps to have something that can put me to sleep other than a mild narcotic.

Jim Bumgardner is a 20 year veteran of the broadcast industry and currently serves as the news director for television station TKO 8 in Harrison, Arkansas. Jim is the father of two the husband of one and firm believer in the power of toys for both the mind, body and soul. You can contact Jim via email at jimstoybox@gmail.com or visit his website at www.jimsmegos.com

All images and products are the sole copyrighted property of it’s respective owners. Specialty photographs and graphic work used for this article were done by Jim at the TKO 8 Studios located at 500 N. Main St in Harrison, Arkansas. “Little Jim” was created by Dawn O’Connell of Little Buddies Action Figures. Learn more about getting your own Little Buddy at www.littlebuddiesactionfigures.com

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